|07-14-2012, 08:23 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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I'm looking at some EVGA 560 cards from NewEgg. I'm curious as to why the fastest card is not more expensive than the others?
_____________ GTX 560 DS SSC _____GTX superclocked
product #______1466 KR____________1461 KR
orig price ______$189_______________$199
w/ rebate______$159 ______________ $159
Everything else seems to be the same.
The 1466 (DS SSC) seems to be better and yet the 1461 was originally $10 more and the current effective price is still $6.98 more.
The difference is small, but still why would anyone pay more for the slightly slower card? Is there something that other people know that I don't know? Are there other factors that don't show up in the specs? Is the slower card better in some way?
|07-14-2012, 05:00 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
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SL Join Date: 2007
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Is one newer than the other?
Sometimes people equate newer with better, in fact I recently had a discussion with someone on exactly that being their reason for buying an item that to me was not really better, only cost more.
|07-14-2012, 07:35 PM||#3 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Client: I try all of them, but for everyday use it's Cool VL Viewer.
I suspect it has to do with when Newegg got the shipments, how many they have in stock, and how much rebate the manufacturer is willing to chip in ?
|07-20-2012, 08:17 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
It could be due to overclocking abilities since if i remember correctly EVGA's superclocked series have enabled overvolting in softwares for gpu overclocking like MSI's Afterburner, not sure about DS SSC version but by the cooler design on it seems like Gainwards Phantom series.So it could be due to cooling efficiency too since they are both same gpu chips.Usually those Superclocked,power editions etc how ever companies name them are overclocking much better and have better coolers in this case this might not be the case its just my guessing try reading on EVGA forums and see the average temps on both models and when overclocked and if one has alot better overclocking abilities which i doubt it will be huge difference since whole Nvidia's 500 series aren't so great overclockers.
When looking for a new gpu of course you will look into it to see overall preformance and how much you get for the money but also look into coolers they have on cause it tends to be diffrences in temps on same cards from 3-15 C (Celzius) so far that ive seen.
Hope this helped you some